Associations to the word «Flanders»


FLANDERS, proper noun. (historical) The Countship of Flanders, of varying extent.
FLANDERS, proper noun. A subnational state in the north of federal Belgium, the institutional merger of a territorial region and the Dutch language 'community' which also has/shares some authority in the capital region Brussels.
FLANDERS, proper noun. Two provinces in Belgian Flanders: (West-Flanders and East-Flanders).
FLANDERS, proper noun. Short for French Flanders, a former province of the French kingdom on territory taken from the above countship, now constituting the French department Nord.
FLANDERS, proper noun. The principal railway station in Lille, capital of the above.

Dictionary definition

FLANDERS, noun. A medieval country in northern Europe that included regions now parts of northern France and Belgium and southwestern Netherlands.

Wise words

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